Well Drilling Rigs

Rig 2 - Foremost DR-24

Meehan Drilling currently have one of the only operational large Dual Rotary Rigs in Europe. The DR rig is unique because it has two top head drives. The upper drives is a conventional drill head however the lower drive actually grips the casing and allows the operator to independently control the drill string and the casing. This machine is ideal for drilling though unstable formations.

Brief Specification

  • Topdrive Pullback – 58,000 lbs (26,300 kg)
  • Topdrive Torque – 12,500 lb/ft (17,150 Nm)
  • Lower drive Pullback – 72,000 lbs (33,000 kg)
  • Lower drive Pulldown – 33,000 lbs (15,000 kg)
  • Lower drive  Torque – 83,000 lbs/ft      (112,000 Nm)
  • Ingersoll-Rand compressor rated at 350 psi x      900 cfm


  • Setting Conductor casing for Oil and Gas wells
  • Dual Rotary Drilling
  • Bored Piles
  • Dewatering wells
  • Direct rotary mud flush, air and foam
  • Rotary percussion DTH hammer

Please download our Dual Rotary Brochure for detailed information.


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